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I had to stop watching talent shows years ago because while I got to see some really enjoyable acts—especially singers, of which there are a seemingly endless number—I grew sick and tired of how scripted everything felt.

For one thing, I hate overt sentimentalty because it can ring very false, and that's how I've felt whenever I've had to sit through any sob stories. Everyone has a sob story.

The music swells and immediately we'll hear about someone's cancer diagnosis or the fact they lost their house due to foreclosure or that their father died and that afterward they found bodies in his shed and learned he was a notorious serial killer...

Okay, that last one might have been made up. But my point stands.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor TheCheeto4 asked the online community,

"What is something that you find incredibly cringe, but you think other people wouldn't?"
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There are just some actions we never grow out of.

When it's time to grow up... grow up.

Let's discuss the signs and scenarios we should know about.

Redditor Grouchy-Trip9582 wanted the grown ups reading to listen up and act their age. They asked:

"What is a childish behaviour adults do that makes you cringe?"
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Atheists Confess What Other Atheists Do That Makes Them Cringe Big Time
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We must learn to call out our own.

And not be so ridiculous about it.

We have to admit when our own people are being too much, and we must take them to task.

So let's spill some tea... about Atheists.

Because any and all faith and non-faiths count.

Redditor Indianfattie wanted to hear from all the non-believers out there about the times when their own tribe bothers them. They asked:

"Atheists of reddit, what's something other atheists do which makes you cringe inside?"
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People Break Down The Most Cringeworthy Themes in TV Or Film Everyone Ignores
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What is up with characters who don't communicate with each other? How many problems could be solved if characters just listened to each other and didn't leave the room in a huff?

In the real world, people wouldn't stand for that, FYI.

It's an insult to our collective intelligence.

This isn't the only annoying movie or TV trope of course.

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People Describe The Most Uncomfortable Feelings They've Ever Felt
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You don't always have to be in pain to feel like you're in pain.

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